Lawsuit filed to halt removal of monuments

Lawsuit filed to halt movement of monuments

NEW ORLEANS, LA (WVUE) - After the New Orleans City Council voted in favor of an ordinance to remove four Confederate-era monuments, four organizations filed suit in federal court in to halt those efforts.

(Read the lawsuit here)

A statement was released on behalf of the organizations. It reads, in part:

"The claims asserted by Louisiana Landmarks Society, Foundation for Historical Louisiana, Monumental Task Committee and Beauregard Camp No. 130 challenge virtually every one of the City's actions, from its failure to comply with federal laws protecting sites on the National Register of Historic Places, to the flawed procedure in which the City Council ignored the requirements of City Code § 146-611 and the City's own protocol for receipt of donations.  The specific allegations are included in a twelve count, fifty-one page Complaint; Civil Action number 15-06905."

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